Samuel R Segrist

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Rom-coms and sitcoms affect our outlook on love, according to study of why you’re alone

As part of the scientific community’s ongoing search for something to blame, a new study says romantic comedies and sitcoms have influence on (or, at …

Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and the rape generation

'All my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested, and my creativity was honoured." This was the statement Lady Gaga released to explain the non-release of the video she recorded with R Kelly, for the song Do What U Want. It made no sense at all. What kind of video …

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Movie Clips Instead of Trailers

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The Banner Saga is a tactical RPG with the feel of ’50s Disney animation

<i>The Banner Saga</i>’s plot is fairly straightforward, as far as apocalypse scenarios go. The world, populated by humans, giants, and these horrible …

Digital Music Sales Drop For First Time As Streaming Soars

The mp3 is heading the way of the CD–that’s a sentiment this publication and this writer have been hammering home for quite awhile, most recently in a post of prognostications late last month.<p>Earlier this week, the clearest evidence of the trend thus far was released amid the flood of data in …

Attack of the Colons: Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You

Prepare yourself for the attack of the colons. A week ago, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones came to a cinema near you, and in 2014 you can look forward to Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 300: Rise of an Empire, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of …

Melvins’ Buzz Osborne picks songs by “bands that were good, but blew it”

In <i>I Made You A Mixtape</i>, <i>we ask our favorite musicians, actors, writers, directors, or whatevers to strut their musical savvy: We pick a theme, they</i> …

Shudder To Think made the most head-fucking non-hit of the ’90s

<i>The album may or may not be obsolete, but the fact remains: Listeners have long obsessed over individual songs.</i> <b>The Single File</b> <i>is</i> The A.V. Club<i>’s look</i> …

WTF Happened to Movie Posters? Video Presentation

Rock it Out! Blog: “How To Produce a Record With Steve Albini”

We’ve all heard of Rick Rubin, Danger Mouse, and Pharrell Williams. They’re some of the biggest names when it comes to producing music and have …

Jupiter Ascending trailer: move over Matrix?

If the Wachowski siblings' latest sci-fi fantasy extravaganza, Jupiter Ascending, had arrived soon after their Matrix trilogy, one imagines it might have got pretty short shrift from the critics. The debut trailer, which hit the web today, has borrowed so many tropes and archetypes from their …

Panels made up of people such as Rizzle Kicks manager and Christina Aguilera's producer give advice for those starting out<p>About a decade ago, Jamie Binns was in the audience of the Ultimate Seminar in London. Last year he was on stage on a panel himself, after successfully managing the careers of …

35-minute ode to 'Blade Runner' made from 12,600 paintings

While everybody else was busy talking about a possible "Blade Runner" sequel, artist Anders Ramsell was occupied with making his version of the original film, using a process that requires more patience than most of us could ever conceive of.<p>Ramsell expressed his reimagining of the film through the …

Blade Runner

Fisa court order that allowed NSA surveillance is revealed for first time

A secret court order that authorised a massive trawl by the National Security Agency of Americans' email and internet data was published for the first time on Monday night, among a trove of documents that also revealed a judge's concern that the NSA "continuously" and "systematically" violated the …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

The NSA Just Released A Smartphone App (Oh, The Irony!)

The NSA is looking for a few good geeks. And what better way to do that than to advertise on one of the Valley's most popular geek sites, TechCrunch?<p>While reading about Google on TechCrunch, ITworld's Dan Tynan noticed this ad:<p>Click on it, and it takes you to a page that extols the NSA's virtues as …

Box Office Benchmark: 'Gravity' Crosses $200 Million

As of yesterday, the domestic box office total for Warner Bros.’ <i>Gravity</i> is now at $201.6 million. The film took 25 days to reach the $200m domestic milestone, and it now stands the highest-grossing October domestic grosser of all-time as well as the biggest domestic earner during the “Fall” …

It's Official: Arcade Fire Are The Eagles Of This Generation

The problem is, bands that strive for immediate, contemporary relevancy are unlikely to make lasting contributions.<p>And with the arrival of Arcade Fire's new album "Reflektor," this generation now has its Eagles.<p>Here is a band that insists on telling you that their music is really, really …

The truly scary politics of horror movies

We scored 74 horror films for racial and gender bias, and sexual violence. The results, in an original comic<p><i>For best viewing, click each panel to expand!</i>

Lana Wachowski Calls 'Jupiter Ascending' A "Science-Fiction Space Opera" – /Film

Whether or not you like the films by <b>Andy and Lana Wachowski</b>, there’s no arguing that the siblings go all-out when putting together a movie. They go …

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What's the Origin of the Word "Dude"?

For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young …

Family Court

Sex, pies and videotape: food and foreplay on film

Fifty years ago came the release of a film with one of the most famous sex scenes in the history of cinema. Yet the couple don't even touch, let alone take their clothes off. In Tony Richardson's Tom Jones, Albert Finney and Joyce Redman share a wordless meal which becomes a kind of foreplay. They …

The Millennials' failure to launch: searching the jobs report for answers

If this month’s jobs report is any indication, it appears as if millenials will continue to have trouble living up to President Obama’s description of them as the generation that will build America’s future.<p>Things are bad all over, sure. The September jobs report is out with very little good news. …

Why the Oscar race still matters

It’s “12 Years” vs. “Gravity,” as the Oscar season kicks off early amid punditry, lamentation and philosophy<p>This week brings us the unofficial opening of Oscar season, with the indie-oriented Gotham Awards announcing their list of early-bird nominees on Thursday morning. (I have a pretty good idea …

The Camera's Cusp: Alfonso Cuarón Takes Filmmaking to a New Extreme With Gravity

<b>Against a black screen,</b> these words appear first. <i><br>“At 600 km above planet Earth, the temperature fluctuates between +258 and -148 degrees Fahrenheit.</i> …

THE SHINING Retold in 8 Bit Cinema

21 Awkwardly Sexual Album Covers

The Strategy of Penetration is actually a pretty solid record.

From 1900 — 2013: The Incredible Evolution Of Outer Space On The Big Screen

From all accounts so far, the special effects and visions of outer space in the movie are being hailed as second-to-none.<p>Every few years — and sometimes every couple of months — a movie comes along that pushes the boundaries of what we believe is possible on screen. Ever since the first science …